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BBQ News: 07/15 – 07/21

– We second the motion: .@JusticeWillett proudly casts all his votes for the next Pitmaster General of the United States—Aaron Franklin! pic.twitter.com/eOsgJ5o9eo — Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) July 19, 2016   – A man in Austin said he worked at Franklin Barbecue and could exchange barbecue for car rides. The people who took him up on it arrived at Franklin the following day to pick up their barbecue, but found the man had duped them. …

BBQ News: 07/08 – 07/14

– The Meat Fight 1K is a fun run minus the running. Twenty food vendors line the 3,281 foot course. Registration begins tomorrow morning. – Pecan Lodge is offering free meals to Dallas police officers through July 17th. – Pecan Lodge had a brief pit fire overnight. It was quickly contained, and the restaurant is back open. – Meet a Texas barbacoa family:   – This is how they make the brisket at Maple Block…

BBQ News: 07/01 – 07/07

– Brisket in NC was the meal for President Obama at Midwood Smokehouse: Obama and Clinton stop for BBQ at Midwood Smokehouse pic.twitter.com/GZBJ9Ppeaf — Margaret Talev (@margarettalev) July 5, 2016   – A Houston blogger ordered enough smoked meat at La Barbecue for five or six people, then complained that it cost $100.  – A woman was poisoned by an industrial cleaner in her iced tea at Dickey’s BBQ. Dickey’s is now suing the company…

BBQ News: 06/24 – 06/30

– Barbecue Week begins on July 10th. Every order of a barbecue plate listed here provides a $1 donation to Foodways Texas. – The former governor is a big fan of Truth BBQ in Brenham: Truth BBQ Hwy 290 Brenham,TX brisket so good it disappears by noon!! Seriously fine Texas cuisine #godblesstexas A photo posted by GovernorPerry (@governorperry) on Jun 23, 2016 at 2:54pm PDT   – Eater Austin does an admirable job of explaining…

BBQ News: 06/17 – 06/23

– From First We Feast: How the Texas BBQ Boom Marginalizes Its African-American Roots. – Over this past weekend, Greg Gatlin of Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston made some traditional Beaumont beef links. – Rock thrower not impressed with Franklin Barbecue: The suspected serial rock thrower in Austin reviewed Franklin Barbecue on Yelp: “My dad’s is better” https://t.co/yu91UPzII7) — raphael brion (@raphael_brion) June 17, 2016   – Rien Fertel on Rodney Scott: “Barbecue is ‘a gathering,’…

BBQ News: 06/10 – 06/16

– It’s Barbecue Week on Eater: Barbecue Week on Eater starts right now: https://t.co/pdFL0tyPwT pic.twitter.com/XDZt49W5MV — Eater (@Eater) June 13, 2016   – Here are the best ribs in Austin according to Eater Austin.  – Eater Houston talks with Jerry Pizzitola about how he got into the barbecue business.  – Mattie John Bamman recounts his journey to become a certified KCBS barbecue judge.  – Tasting the menu at Snow’s BBQ:   – Eater explains why…

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